Tag: milestones

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1 to the b(n): TikTok has more than 1bn monthly active users

If you don't know them, they're one to the bn, coming in hard, you better watch it, er, Instagram. Okay, that's enough TikTok viral rap references. The news is that the short-videos app has officially reached the milestone...
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Shazam has now tagged 1bn+ songs from the iOS Control Center

It’s a quirk of Apple’s music business that the company has announced more public stats for its Shazam music-recognition subsidiary in the last year than it has for its flagship streaming service. Last November, Shazam...
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Report: TikTok is first non-Facebook app to reach 3bn downloads

TikTok has reached an important new milestone, at least if analytics firm Sensor Tower’s latest number-crunching is correct. It claims that TikTok has become the first non-Facebook mobile app to reach 3bn downloads...
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Music Ally End-of-Year Report :: 30 Trends of 2020

It’s time for our end-of-year trends report. And no, it’s not just a giant, printable poster of a Covid-19 virus. Nobody wants that on their wall. We couldn’t ignore the novel coronavirus and its effects...
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TikTok says 176 songs are in its 2020 billion-views club

Christmas is coming, and TikTok looks increasingly likely to make it through the festive season without being sold or shut down in the US. And yes, we know that writing that sentence all but guarantees one of those two things...
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60k+ artists hit 100k listeners Spotify milestone in 2020

Spotify’s latest end-of-year review blog post (we’re starting to lose count) is focused on artists, and it includes some new stats. “More than 60,000 artists hit the exciting milestone of reaching 100,000+...
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Games videos watched for 100bn+ hours on YouTube in 2020

We know how popular music is on YouTube, including the service’s recent announcement that it has more than two billion monthly music users. But gaming is also hugely popular on YouTube, and the company has just revealed...
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Bella Poarch ‘M to the B’ was TikTok’s top video of 2020

If you’d asked us to guess the most viral video on TikTok this year, we’d probably have said the skateboarding Fleetwood Mac guy. But no, @420Doggface208’s cranberry-swigging clip is playing second fiddle...
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Dua Lipa online concert attracted at least 5m viewers

Dua Lipa’s ‘Studio 2054’ online concert was excellent on Friday, but was it successful? Early figures from the organisers suggest that it was, with more than 5m estimated views. That’s a number that...
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Bad Bunny is Spotify’s top 2020 artist with 8.3bn streams

It’s that time of the year again, when your social feeds start filling up with Spotify’s annual ‘Wrapped’ campaign. It kicked off today with some stats on the biggest music and podcasts of the year on...
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BTS regain YouTube 24-hour record with 101.1m ‘Dynamite’ views

YouTube’s 24-hour debut record has fallen again, with BTS unseating their K-Pop compatriots Blackpink. The former group’s new single ‘Dynamite‘ did 100.1m views in its first 24 hours on YouTube, overtaking...
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BTS set a new world record for livestreamed music audience

We’ve already reported on BTS’s successful ‘Bang Bang Con’ livestreamed concert in June. Now it’s been awarded an official Guinness World Record for attracting the ‘most viewers for...